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BCSS District and School Strategic Plans

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Barrow County School System rolled out the new Strategic Navigation Plan 2016-2021. This plan is intended to ensure that all stakeholders - including the school board, district staff, principals, teachers, students, parents and community members - are working toward a shared set of goals and priorities. 

The strategic plan was built on a foundation of six Navigational Beacons

Strategic Plan Navigation Beacons
  • Promote and market Barrow County Schools with positive language and common branding
  • Strengthen parent and community engagement through improved communication and increased involvement
  • Strengthen community-wide awareness and understanding of issues that impact educational decision-making
  • Empower students to take ownership of their learning and be actively engaged in their schools and community
  • Develop and implement an efficient and effective hiring process that results in the employment of top choice candidates
  • Provide high quality, targeted, job-embedded professional learning and training to support teachers, staff, and leaders, designed to improve student achievement and close achievement gaps across the system
  • Retain highly effective teachers, staff, and leaders by providing a positive, productive, and satisfying work environment, supportive leadership, and opportunities for innovation
  • Share opportunities and best practices among schools
  • Increase student, parent, business, and community partner participation
  • Promote collaboration between all governmental units in Barrow County
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with all local, state, and federal policymakers
  • Continuously assess and address the impacts of economic development, population growth, and demographic change
  • Develop collaborative relationships with economic and community leaders to help predict and prepare for growth and change
  • Develop staffing, infrastructure, and facility plans to address growth and change
  • Identify strategies for enhancing revenues and resources through foundations, partnerships, and other sources
  • Cultivate fiscal responsibility through ongoing evaluation of resource allocation and use
  • Provide ongoing professional learning to build knowledge of finance and budgeting capacity in all school leaders
  • Ensure that technology is operational, is deployed optimally, and has sufficient capability to meet instructional and administrative needs
  • Develop and annually update a viable and goal-oriented comprehensive system-wide technology plan
  • Strengthen teacher competency in using technology to enhance classroom teaching and student learning
  • Develop the ability to deliver curricula electronically to hospital and home-bound students and to the general population as needed

School Strategic Plans

As part of the Charter System, each school is also required to have a Strategic Plan. This plan is developed and approved by the School Goverance Team. You can view each school's plan by clicking on the name below.

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